World Series: Giants Take 2-0 Lead

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(CNN) — Three San Francisco pitchers combined to throw a two-hit shutout as the Giants took a two games to none World Series lead over Detroit by beating the Tigers 2-0 on Thursday.

Madison Bumgarner went seven innings, and Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo each pitched a hitless inning as the National League champions scratched their way to the win.

The Giants’ Hunter Pence scored on a double-play groundout by Brandon Crawford to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh and Pence hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to make it 2-0.

San Francisco only managed five hits but also drew four walks.

Tigers starter Doug Fister gutted out six innings after being struck by a batted ball. Gregor Blanco lined a ball off the top of Fister’s head in the second inning. The Detroit pitcher was struck just above the right ear and the ball went into center field for a single.

The Tigers trainer checked on Fister and the pitcher stayed in the game.

The series heads to Detroit for Game 3 on Saturday night.